posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 06:37 PM
I am a huge fan of the book. It is one of my all-time favorites.
And as often happens, the movie fails to be it's equal.
I will probably go to see it, but I almost know already that I am going to be disappointed.
That is because I keep seeing it referred to as a fantasy film.
It is shot in 3D which is unnecessarily adding to that genre feel and look.
The book is not a fantasy. You won't find it in that isle. The book is not a treatise on spirituality.
The whole point of the book is that he wants people in the story to know and believe his story is true.
That is sort of a lost point if the director portrays it as mere fantasy and doesn't take it seriously.
The story is the beauty, not the glorious cinematic wonders of CGI and non-natural world colors and
gilding the lily.
edit on 22-11-2012 by PaperbackWriter because: (no reason given)